DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 01/01/2015 Duedate: 01/14/2015 JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA DM-75 TURN-545 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MURDEROUS THRUST CRITICALS (13) (75-3562) [10-0-2,109] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MURDEROUS THRUST HOUND ARCHON CRITICALS (13) APOKOLIPS (321) (75-3562) [10-0-2,109] (75-3617) [3-2-0,30] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite STONEFALL DAKEN SAND DANCERS (67) APOKOLIPS (321) (75-3592) [11-3-0,81] (75-3616) [2-3-0,12] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM SAND DANCERS (67) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SAND DANCERS (67) 63 2. YOKAI (323) 59 BAD HANDWRITING! (318) 3. CRITICALS (13) 10 Unchartered Team 4. BAD HANDWRITING! (318) 2 5. SHEWISH BUFFET (297) 0 YOKAI (323) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 BAD HANDWRITING! (318) 11 2 0 84.6 1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67) 8 7 0 2/ 0*YOKAI (323) 4 1 0 80.0 2/ 3 CRITICALS (13) 5 0 0 3/ 2 CRITICALS (13) 139 86 7 61.8 3/ 1*APOKOLIPS (321) 5 10 0 4/ 3*APOKOLIPS (321) 13 12 1 52.0 4/ 0*YOKAI (323) 4 1 0 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67) %1091 %1531 32 41.6 5/ 4 BAD HANDWRITING! (318) 2 1 0 6- 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (297) 14 56 1 20.0 6- 5 SHEWISH BUFFET (297) 0 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT Yokai Late one evening a mysterious woman was riding a horse as fast as she could get the horse to run. Coming down from the Trier Coast heading South and West. The horse was lathered, as if it had been running for days, which it had; it was near to dying and would not be the first horse she'd ridden to death in her flight. The woman had escaped from a cell in Kati-Tei three weeks before. She had been sentenced to death, by beheading, for heinous crimes. She managed to escape and steal a horse and ride hard to the coast of Alastari north of Point. There she'd hired, or stolen, a small boat with a crew of two and persuaded them to sail her across the Trier Sea to Lirith Kai. A week, that had taken; she thought it had been a week. Dal Shang, and another horse stolen. How far would the Convincians chase her? She and this horse had been running ever since. Three more days. Every day she survived was a gift, but she wanted to be free and clear of pursuit. Would the Adantri join the hunt? While she had been traveling, she had decided to find a gladiatorial team to join. As she stopped in Liho An-Min late that night to eat and drink, she overheard a conversation; a man at the bar, say that, "the Flesh Renders Nitch" looking for fighters to start a new team. The woman got up and left, just a few momments before the city guard swarmmed the tavern. They were chasing her still, she was sure of it. The woman took a chance on stealing another horse; there was not much "run" left in that one. Why were all these towns walled? The Alastarian towns she knew had not been. But she slipped into the tail of a line of wagons leaving and out through the gate in their company. The slow pace was a worry and an aggravation, but she held herself to it until the city was out of sight behind her. Then she pushed this new horse to its best speed. The woman's hair was covered by a black fedora, which was a little large on her and covered part of her eyes. Her red trench coat was of the finest material, warm and sturdy. She knew it was conspicuous, but she needed that warmth; there was two feet of snow on the ground. As she passed to the town of Niming on the Great West Route, a merchant recognized her. He called out to her, "Lady Carmen, please wait!" Carmen stopped and saw the pudgy little man as he jumped off the cart he manned alone. There was no one to be seen for miles, they were alone. He ran up to her, stopping as his bulbous nose met the tip of a sword. "Please my lady," he quickly said, "I mean you no harm only to help." "Gravel Axehand, I'm in a hurry." Carmen said. "I know and this will help," the pudgy man said as he opened his had to reveal a cube. "Think of where you want to go and then eat it. You will be there instantly." "So this is how you escaped all these years." The man smiled and handed her the cube. Carmen thought of where she wanted to go and ate the cube. When she opened her eyes, she was outside an old tavern, a sign over the door reading "Flesh Renders Nitch." She looked around and saw the street was empty. Well, it was still night, and in this place the snow was deeper still and the wind colder. Good, she thought, no witnesses. She walked to the door and opened it. Inside were an assortment of humanoids. Others would be scared of what they saw inside, she wasn't fazed, she'd done business with all kinds of "people." She walked to the bar and asked, "Is there a manager here looking for warriors to make a new team?" The Orc bartender turned, a mug in one hand and a cleaning rag in the other, "Ya, back corner, in the shadows," he grunted. Carmen stuck her hands in her pockets as she walked to the table. She pulled a piece of parchment from her pocket, "A favor for a favor. I am paid off." It was signed "Gravel Axe." Carmen smiled, put her hand back in her pocket, and continued to the table in the shadowy corner. She reached the table and saw a strange man in a black robe, the only part of him she could see was his bi-colored eyes, glowing like candles in the dark. *he, he, he* "Welcome, Carmen Sandiego. We have been waiting for you. I am Tenmei." "How did you know my name and that I was coming?" "It's a gift of mine. *he,he,he* I accept you as a member of my team." The other four fighters sat around the table. A female vampire named Koko, a big crow- like man-bird named Haiji, a Mirani woman named Kurumu, and what looked like a werewolf named Ginnei. (Ginnei stated that he was in fact a coyote, much better looking than his kin.) The four fighters stared back at Carmen, wondering if this Kraellin woman in the red trench coat, eyes covered by the fedora, with long black curly hair to her waist, could handle fighting in the arena. Haiji, the crow, said, "She looks like she can handle herself." *he,he,he* "She would not be here if she couldn't," said Tenmei. "Now all of you get some rest, for tomorrow we go to Jade Mountain and the arena." The next day Tenmei gathered them all together and started moving his hands and mumbling, a few seconds later a large strange symbol of light appeared under them. *he,he,he* "Don't be afraid, it is our way of travel. We will appear in our stable, we don't have to walk there." As he stated this, the symbol began to rise. First their feet vanished, then they legs, mid-sections, arms, shoulders and heads. As the light cleared from their eyes, they saw they were in a large pavilion filled with weapons and armor. "This is where you will train and stay bwtween fights. *he,he,he* I am you manager, Tenmei, and I expect to see the very best out of you. If not, I will send you to the dark arena. So, do me proud." *he,he,he* The next day the fighters stepped onto the sands for the first time, in front of the waiting crowd. Tenmei, mgr Yokai SPY REPORT I was going on vacation, see? Surf, sun... But what do those bums say? "Hit the road, Debby Tonte. JADE MOUNTAIN needs a spyreport." Oh, well. Too bad, APOKOLIPS, but SAND DANCERS was just too good to be stopped. I talked to YOKAI's manager before the fights. He said, "We're gonna do good." And look at this: 4-1-0! Psychic, or what! MVP award for GINNEI? YOKAI's proud of him after beating TALK-TO-DEATH and getting 20 points. Talk about yer major upsets! HOUND ARCHON's match with HAN KANG cost him a loss of 16 points! Was that a tear I saw in MURDEROUS THRUST's eye, as he took over Duelmastership? And wasn't THE HAPPY F fit to be tied! Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates? Don't ask me! So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway? It can't be for these really neat Spyreports can it? The warriors of CRITICALS must be getting lonely. They were the most avoided team. Do you guys know something that I don't? I don't know what BAD HANDWRITING!'s been doing. They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from CRITICALS, that's fer sher. What does a fighter fight for? I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone gets killed. Not after four more fights. Fight, fight, fight. Is that all you guys can do? Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain. Soak it in cold water, and hand wash. I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits. I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MURDEROUS THRUST 3562 10 0 2 109 CRITICALS (13) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME THE HAPPY F 3576 11 2 0 87 BAD HANDWRITING! (318) STONE HAMMER 3541 14 26 2 82 SAND DANCERS (67) STONEFALL 3592 11 3 0 81 SAND DANCERS (67) -SECURE DEFENS 490 3 3 0 74 CRITICALS (13) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SPIRALS 3613 7 1 0 58 CRITICALS (13) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HAN KANG 3569 8 14 0 52 SAND DANCERS (67) CHI HO 3612 6 3 0 48 SAND DANCERS (67) MEADOWLARK 3587 8 7 1 45 SAND DANCERS (67) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOUND ARCHON 3617 3 2 0 30 APOKOLIPS (321) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ENCANTADORA 3620 3 2 0 28 APOKOLIPS (321) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -STRAWBERRY JHANS 3403 3 1 0 22 SHEWISH BUFFET (297) -GROUND CHUCK 3412 2 2 0 20 SHEWISH BUFFET (297) GINNEI 3630 1 0 0 20 YOKAI (323) CARMEN SANDIEGO 3629 1 0 0 15 YOKAI (323) -ANGRY LIGHTNING 3627 1 0 0 14 CRITICALS (13) KOKO 3632 1 0 0 13 YOKAI (323) DAKEN 3616 2 3 0 12 APOKOLIPS (321) KURUMU 3628 1 0 0 10 YOKAI (323) HAIJI 3631 0 1 0 1 YOKAI (323) MS. SMOKEY MOON 3633 0 1 0 1 APOKOLIPS (321) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DEADPOOL 3619 2 3 0 APOKOLIPS 321 JANG-KO BLACKHAN 545 NONE PERSONAL ADS Damn. One-four. I hate it when that happens. The universe is against us. Our manager hates us. I considered going out and eating worms, but who can find worms with two feet of snow on the ground? -- Stonefall Hound Archon -- Not bad, you dirty dog. Next time, I'll bring a bone to distract you. -- Han Kang Deadpool -- My strength is as the strength of ten because I am full of strong brandy. Also, my heart is reasonably pure. We had a season of vampire hunting here some time ago, are you the forerunner of another? Which kind are you: the kind that sucks blood, the kind that sucks flesh, or the kind that sucks hiu? -- Chi Ho The Happy F -- I'd like to hammer you down into legibility. That would make ME happy. -- Stone Hammer Damn. -- Stonefall Spirals -- You made me dizzy. -- Meadowlark LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS DEADPOOL was butchered by JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. THE HAPPY F lost to MURDEROUS THRUST in a exciting 1 minute expert's Title battle. STONEFALL narrowly defeated CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 3 minute bloody duel. STONE HAMMER devastated MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute one-sided fight. MEADOWLARK was luckily beaten by SPIRALS in a 5 minute competition. HOUND ARCHON was devastated by HAN KANG in a 1 minute one-sided duel. ENCANTADORA was devastated by CHI HO in a 1 minute mismatched match. DAKEN viciously subdued HAIJI in a action packed 3 minute gruesome beginner's fight. KURUMU vanquished MS. SMOKEY MOON in a 2 minute one-sided duel. CARMEN SANDIEGO vanquished SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a slow 3 minute one-sided duel. GINNEI overpowered TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided melee. KOKO overpowered GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute one-sided match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |BASHING ATTACK 5 LUNGING ATTACK 12 - 3 - 2 80 | |WALL OF STEEL 4 TOTAL PARRY 7 - 2 - 0 78 | |LUNGING ATTACK 3 STRIKING ATTACK 6 - 2 - 0 75 | |PARRY-STRIKE 2 PARRY-STRIKE 4 - 2 - 1 67 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 WALL OF STEEL 18 - 10 - 1 64 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 3 - 0 50 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 BASHING ATTACK 19 - 20 - 0 49 | |AIMED BLOW 0 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 AIMED BLOW 2 - 5 - 0 29 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 545 was great if you Not so great if you used The fighting styles of the used the fighting styles: the fighting styles: top eleven warriors are: SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 2 4 BASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL BASHING ATTACK 4 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 2 - 2 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK MURDEROUS THRUST 3562 10 0 2 109 CRITICALS (13) WALL OF STEEL THE HAPPY F 3576 11 2 0 87 BAD HANDWRITING! (318) BASHING ATTACK STONEFALL 3592 11 3 0 81 SAND DANCERS (67) TOTAL PARRY SPIRALS 3613 7 1 0 58 CRITICALS (13) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is STONEFALL 3592. The most popular warrior this turn was DAKEN 3616. The ten other most popular fighters were STONEFALL 3592, MEADOWLARK 3587, MURDEROUS THRUST 3562, STONE HAMMER 3541, CHI HO 3612, HAIJI 3631, GINNEI 3630, THE HAPPY F 3576, HAN KANG 3569, and KOKO 3632. The least popular fighter this week was MS. SMOKEY MOON 3633. The other ten least popular fighters were CARMEN SANDIEGO 3629, KURUMU 3628, ENCANTADORA 3620, HOUND ARCHON 3617, SPIRALS 3613, DEADPOOL 3619, KOKO 3632, HAN KANG 3569, THE HAPPY F 3576, and GINNEI 3630.